Monday, August 22, 2011

Book Review: "Shadows On The Sand"

Shadows on the Sand: A Seaside Mystery
Book Title: Shadows on the Sand
Author: Gayle Roper
My Rating: 4 Stars

After reading Shadows on the Sand, I would definitely give it a 4 Star. I'm going to start getting stricter about my rankings because I can't just keep giving everything 5 stars because I liked the book! So 5 stars would be a "I would definitely read this again" (and I do have books I read over and over...), but this one would only get 4 stars, not because it wasn't exciting, but because it's a mystery and I rarely read mysteries twice. :-)

Shadows on the Sand takes place in a small, touristy, seaside town. Carrie is a young woman who runs a cafe/bakery with her sister. She has many "regulars" that come through the cafe, and one of the men in particular has caught her eye, but he doesn't seem to ever notice her since he's still grieving the loss of his wife and children from 3 years before. I was hesitant that maybe the book would be sappy and too romance-involved, but was pleasantly surprised that the other strange things that start happening in town (the murder of a young man, disappearance of a teenage girl, etc...) carried the main stage, while the relationship building was woven throughout. The book took many twists and turns, and I wasn't quite sure how it was all going to pan out until the end. So yes, I would recommend this book to a friend!

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*I received a copy of this book, courtesy of Waterbrook Multnomah's "Blogging For Books" program, in exchange for my honest review.

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